Business

Stay Metrics Identifies Why Drivers Leave So Soon

Driver behind the wheel John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Recent research concluded about one-third of newly hired drivers at a broad range of motor carriers failed to last 90 days, but experts agreed carriers could help stem the costly turnover.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
October 7, 2019
Business

Truckers With Their Furry Friends

Lots of trucking companies allow their drivers to take a pet on the road with them. Here are some photos with truckers and their dogs to brighten your day.

August 1, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Pets Can Help Fleet Recruitment Efforts and Boost Driver Satisfaction

Melissa Metcalfe with one of the two dogs she travels with. Roadmaster driver Melissa Metcalfe with one of the two dogs who travel with her. (Courtesy Melissa Metcalfe)

Many carriers allow truck drivers to bring along a cat or dog as a companion. For fleets, the benefits seem to outweigh the costs.

Mindy Long | Special to Transport Topics
July 29, 2019
Business

Driver Retention Boosted by Recognition, Opportunity, Experts Say

Brenny Transportation founder and President Joyce Brenny Brenny Transportation founder and President Joyce Brenny by Joe Howard/Transport Topics

SAN DIEGO — Creative methods for recruiting new hires and recognizing existing drivers’ efforts can help commercial fleets keep their vehicles’ seats filled, experts said here during the Lytx User Group Conference.

Joe Howard | Executive Editor
February 27, 2019
Business

Young Drivers Discuss Industry Image, Recruitment Tips

Juan Morel, Bill Bennett, Durby Wilson Juan Carlos Morel (from left), Bill Bennett and Durby Wilson. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Drivers can dispel negative perceptions about the trucking industry by demonstrating professionalism, regardless of whether they are on the road or interacting with customers, according to three young truckers.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 21, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Perspective

Opinion: Using Analytics to Help Retain Drivers

Key variables can be analyzed using machine learning to predict a driver’s risk of leaving a company, and insights from those data points can provide — and prescribe — recommendations on what type of intervention is needed, says Chris Orban of Trimble.

Chris Orban | Vice President of Data Science, Trimble Transportation Division
January 30, 2019
Business, Equipment, Safety

Drivers, Carriers Have Different Concerns Regarding Driver Shortage, Retention

Driver Shortage A digital sign indicates available truck parking. (U.S. Department of Transportation)

The nation’s motor carriers and their drivers see different priorities when it comes to issues facing the trucking industry, a new study found.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
December 12, 2018
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

WIT Conference Experts Debate Solutions to Turnover, Driver Shortage

CFI's Gretchen Jackson and Lana Batts of Driver iQ Jackson (left), a senior manager for driver recruiting with CFI, and Batts, co-president of Driver iQ, led the discussion on the driver shortage and retention strategies. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

FRISCO, Texas — Reliable pay and a variety of hauling options can help retain drivers and attract new ones amid a thinning workforce, according to two industry experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 14, 2018
Business

DriverReach Expands Digital Platform to Speed Up Driver Hiring

DriverReach founder and CEO Jeremy Reymer Reymer by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

AUSTIN, Texas — With the trucking industry facing a critical shortage of more than 50,000 drivers, Indianapolis-based DriverReach unveiled an online platform for companies and drivers that the human resources tech company said will accelerate the hiring process of drivers.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 28, 2018
Business

Benefits Again on the Rise as Carriers Seek to Bolster Workforce

U.S. Xpress reefer in front of company HQ U.S. Xpress Enterprises, which launched a scholarship program, is among the carriers trying to bolster driver ranks by using novel incentives in their recruitment efforts. (TT File Photo)

Wages and bonuses for drivers aren’t the only incentives that are increasing as the trucking industry tries to keep up with the demands of a strong economy and a driver shortage, estimated to be at least 50,000 and expected to grow.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
September 13, 2018

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